What is the warranty on my cables?
Do I need a special type of cable to install behind walls/construction?
Yes, you want to use a UL(Underwriters Laboratory) approved cable. Monster Cable manufactures a full line of UL approved cables you can examine under the "Custom Install" category of the FAQ section.
What are "turbine" connectors?
Monster's unique turbine design allows for maximum contact pressure, contact points and contact mass, all of which are highly important for signal transfer. This design also adds strength and durability. It is often helpful to turn the connector clockwise, to the right, when plugging in or removing the cable.
Does Monster use oxygen-free copper?
Yes. Monster Cable uses extremely high grade, oxygen-free copper to prevent corrosion and maximize conductivity
What is Multi-Twist construction?
Multi-Twist construction is a design where the positive and negative conductors within a cable are tightly twisted together causing any external noise or interference to cancel itself out. This design was originally used by Bell Labs during its infancy to run long lengths of cable throughout the country to cancel out noise.
Why use braided copper and foil shielding?
Braided copper has been proven to the most effective way to repel RFI(radio frequency interference). Foil shielding is the most effective way to shield against EMI(electro- magnetic interference).
Why use gold plated connectors?
We use gold because it doesn't corrode and looks excellent.
What is nitrogen-injected dielectric?
This is a dielectric molding that surrounds the conductor inside the jacket to maintain a 75 ohm resistance load within the cable. to keep a perfect 75 ohm load, there must be equal distance between the conductor and outer shield. to do this, we inject thousands of tiny nitrogen bubbles inside the dielectric that provides a walll between the conductor and shield. Maintaining this resistance is paramount for receiving a clear and precise picture.
What is a Joule rating?
A unit of measurement used in surge protective devices to measure current absorption.
What do I do with the Coax/Phone Cables included with my Monster Power Center?
These cables are used to hook up cable lines and phone lines through the Monster Cables Coax and Phone line connections for proper surge protection.
What do I do if I hear a high pitched alarm from the Monster Power Center?
Audible alarm sounds when the protection circuit has been disabled. The product should be immediately unplugged. Contact your dealer or Monster Cable for service.
Can I leave my Monster Power Center on all the time?
Yes, there is no harm done to the Power Center if it is left on at all times.
Will the Monster Power Center restrict current to my power amplifiers?
No. On the models that contain High Current Filters, we have passed over 21,000 watts of power through to demonstrate its capabilities. For Monster Power Centers that do not have High Current Filters, the fillter becomes saturated for a few Milliseconds but does not impede current flow.
What's the benefit of mounting a flatscreen TV?
Monster FlatScreen Mounts™ save space and enable you to safely and securely mount your LCD or plasma TV virtually anywhere in the house, from the kitchen or home office to the master bedroom—wherever you like to watch most. FlatScreen Mounts also feature innovative adjustment features (extension, tilt, and vertical/horizontal adjustment), providing greater viewing flexibility and enjoyment.
What is the difference between a Monster SmartView™ and PerfectView™ Mount?
Monster has a variety of different mounts for different TV sizes and needs. Only our PerfectView™ FlatScreen Mounts feature "articulating arms," allowing the user to extend their TV from their wall and adjust it for optimum viewing. For example, the PerfectView 400S features Z-Fold™ Extending Swing Arms and Tri-Hinge™ Construction for 16 inches of extension.
What is a Monster FlatScreen PowerMount™?
Our all-in-one Monster PowerMounts feature two built-in Monster Power® AC outlets, both with Clean Power™ filtering circuitry and SurgeGuard™ protection. They enable you to mount, adjust, protect and enhance the performance of your flatscreen TV without bulky equipment or added installation expense. The power from your AC outlets is often polluted with electromagnetic and radio-frequency interference that can degrade your flatscreen TV's performance. Other appliances and electronics in your home often generate this noise and interference. Clean Power circuitry filters out this interference before it can degrade your TV's picture and sound. SurgeGuard suppresses power fluctuations and voltage spikes on the AC powerline before they can damage your flatscreen TV's sensitive electronics.
What should I know before mounting my flatscreen TV?
Different mounts are made for different flatscreen TV sizes. Your mount must support the screen size/weight of your TV. For example, 10"-to-24" LCD TVs require mounts that can support 40 lbs. of weight. Larger 37-to-60" LCD and plasma TVs typically require mounts that can support 200 lbs. of weight. Also, flatscreen televisions are mountable to different types of surfaces, including wall stud and masonry. Wall-stud mounting means attaching the mount to a wood stud in your wall. Smaller mounts for 10"-to-24" TVs usually require just one wood stud. Larger mounts for 26"-to-37" and 37"-to-60" TVs require two wall studs. Masonry mounting (brick/concrete) requires specialized mounting anchors, as well as special tools and knowledge. Monster recommends hiring a professional installer when mounting to masonry.
Do Monster FlatScreen Mounts support both LCD and plasma TVs?
Yes. Monster FlatScreen Mounts are universal. They are made for specific flatscreen TV sizes, not particular types of flatscreen TVs. As a result, all Monster FlatScreen Mounts support both LCD and plasma displays. Display technology (LCD, plasma) is not really a factor in selecting a flatscreen mount. It is critical, however, to choose the correct FlatScreen mount for your TV size and weight. Installing a large LCD or plasma TV, for example, on an undersized mount is reckless and dangerous. If mounting a 26"-to-37" LCD or Plasma, use a Monster FlatScreen SmartView 200M, SmarView 300M (with Tilting V-Bars) or articulating PerfectView 400M. If mounting a larger 37"-to-60" LCD or plasma, use a SmartView 200L or 300L. In the past, manufactures did make specific mounts for LCD and plasma flatscreen TVs. This is because LCD TVs were generally 10" to 24" in size, while plasmas were larger, ranging in size from 26" to 60". Today, LCD TVs are available in the same sizes as plasmas, all the
What is an articulating mount?
Articulating mounts come in different configurations, but all feature two arms for extending the mount and TV from the wall for enhanced viewing. Additionally, most articulating mounts feature independent arm hinges and joints that enhance the mount's range of motion and adjustment. For example, the PerfectView 400S FlatScreen Mount features Z-Fold Extending Swing Arms and Tri-Hinge Construction, allowing users to swing or pivot the mount 180° left or right at three different joint positions.
What is a tilt/swivel mount?
Tilt/swivel mounts feature a special joint at the mounting plate, enabling the user to tilt their display forward and backward, as well as left and right. Typically, they are designed for 10"-to-24" LCD TVs, mounted to a single wall stud. The SmartView 300S FlatScreen Mount features an All-Directional OmniBall™ adjustment joint, allowing 360° rotation, 20° left/right swivel, and +20/-5° forward/backward tilt.
What is a tilt mount?
Traditional tilt mounts, without "swivel" functionality, are typically for larger 26"-to-37" or 37"-to-60" flatscreen TVs, requiring mounting to two wall studs. They feature special arm or wall plate components that enable the user to tilt their LCD or plasma screen forward, typically up to 20°. For instance, the SmartView 300M and 300L FlatScreen Mounts both feature the patented Tilting V-Bar™ Adjustment System, allowing users to adjust the pitch of their TV from 0° to 20° for reduced glare and improved viewing.
What is a fixed flatscreen mount?
Fixed flatscreen mounts are the most basic form of mount. As a rule, they do not allow any adjustment, such as tilt or extension. Fixed mounts are available for smaller 10"-to-24" LCD TVs, requiring a single wall stud, and larger 26"-to-37" and 37"-to-60" LCD and plasma flatscreen TVs, requiring two wall studs. Fixed mounts have some advantages. They are generally less expensive and easier to install than more sophisticated adjustable mounts. Also, they typically have a lower profile and sleeker look than adjustable units.
How difficult is to mount a flatscreen TV? Do I need to have any specialized knowledge or skills?
Monster FlatScreen Mounts are easy to install. If you've hung a large painting and used a stud finder and electric drill before, you're ready to mount your flatscreen TV via wall stud. Masonry mounting requires more specialized tools and know-how. Monster recommends the hiring of professional installer for masonry mounting. Detailed mounting instructions are included with every Monster FlatScreen Mount, as well as a complimentary bubble level. All Monster Flatscreen™ packaging also features easy-to-shop size and weight icons, helping consumers safely select the correct mount for their TV size.